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General question

Postby Yigalkatyusha » Sun May 08, 2016 6:00 am

Why when i see the light (e.g. lamp, or something like that) looks like it's blinking ?
Even when those light are not blinking when i see from close distance.

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Re: General question

Postby dcnick96 » Sun May 08, 2016 7:53 pm

Welcome to Science Buddies. Is your question part of a science fair project? If so, give us more details about what your project is. If this is a homework question, there are other forums to help you.

If you wish to continue with a Science Fair related question, it would be better located in one of the Physical Science forums, depending on your grade level.


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Re: General question

Postby CathyRoberson » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:32 pm

Seeing flashes of light when you look rapidly in one direction can caused by a phenomenon called retinal detachment. This is where the back part of your eye becomes detached from the rest of the eye. It is rare, but does threaten site in the eye effected. It also normally occurs after trauma and thus, if you have recently hit your head doing something, then this is possible. Other possible causes of flashing lights are migraine headaches. This phenomenon of migraines usually don't occur without the headache portion of it, but migraines are more common than retinal detachment. Because the sign of flashing lights is a possible sign of retinal detachment, I suggest that you schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

#Cathy Roberson,
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